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    Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction [#7, January-February 1992] ed. David Pringle (Popular Fictions, £2.25, 68pp, A4)
    • 4 · Editorial · David Pringle · ed
    • 4 · Readers’ Letters · [The Readers] · lt
    • 6 · Adventures in Storytelling [Hammond Innes] · Stan Nicholls · iv; Meeting Britain’s grand master of adventure.
    • 10 · Master of Historical Reality and Romance [E.V. Thompson] · Mary Cadogan · iv; A leading writer of historical sagas is interviewed.
    • 13 · Slightly Foxed: On the Twilight Edge · David Langford · cl; Does the supernatural belong in detective fiction?.
    • 14 · Passport for a Hero [James Leasor] · Colin Munro · iv; The creator of Dr Jason Love is profiled.
    • 18 · Prolificity · Brad Spurgeon · ar; A questionnaire was sent to the world’s most prolific writers; here is a report on their responses.
    • 21 · Eighty Years of Romance · Jay Dixon · ar; On the history of Mills & Boon, perhaps the most famous name in British fiction publishing.
    • 26 · Shopping and Thinking [Lisa Appignanesi] · Wendy Bradley · iv; Talking to Lisa Appignanesi, author of five Mills & Boon novels, who has now “broken out”.
    • 28 · Strands of Memory · Mike Ashley · ar; The Strand Magazine, original home of Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes and E. Nesbit’s Five Children, is celebrated.
    • 32 · Leaning Towards a Primitive Socialism [Campbell Armstrong] · Ruth Eglesfield · iv; Interviewing the author of Jig, Mazurka and other dances of fear.
    • 36 · Classic Books About Popular Fiction, 6: New Maps of Hell by Kingsley Amis · Graham Andrews · ar [Kingsley Amis]; Recalling a witty and opinionated book about genre fiction.
    • 38 · Waiting for Mailer’s Big One [Norman Mailer] · Gregory Feeley · iv; The Alpha Male of American letters has written a spy novel, which should come as no surprise.
    • 43 · Fit to Be Tied: Tales of Wells Fargo · Graham Andrews · cl [Frank Gruber]; Remembering a TV “spin off” book by the late Frank Gruber.
    • 44 · Yesterday’s Bestsellers, 7: Hank Janson · Brian Stableford · ar [Hank Janson]; About the post-war tough guy of British paperback fiction.
    • 46 · The Rise of Hank Janson · Steve Holland · ms [Hank Janson]
    • 50 · Novels Reviewed · [Misc.] · br; Romance, historicals, crime, thrillers and horror reviewed.
    • 61 · Where There’s Will, There’s the Way!, by Will Eisner · Pete Crowther · br; Reintroducing a master of the graphic-novel form.
    • 64 · Books About Popular Fiction: September-November 1991 · [Misc.] · bi


    Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction [#8, March-April 1992] ed. David Pringle (Popular Fictions, £2.25, 68pp, A4)
    • 4 · Readers’ Letters · [The Readers] · lt
    • 6 · Attacking Pretensions [Tom Sharpe] · Brendan Wignall · iv; One of the great funny authors of our time is interviewed.
    • 10 · Something Funny in the Woodshed · James Miller · ar [Stella Gibbons]; Remembering humorist Stella Gibbons on the 60th anniversary of her masterpiece Cold Comfort Farm.
    • 12 · Clodpolls and Coots [Anthony Buckeridge] · Mat Coward · iv; Talking to the creator of schoolboy Jennings.
    • 16 · Slightly Foxed: Gorey Stories · David Langford · cl [Edward Gorey]; Exploring the very strange worlds of Edward Gorey.
    • 17 · A.J. Alan: The First Broadcaster · Jack Adrian · ar [A. J. Alan]; Recalling the career of A.J. Alan, Britain’s first great star of the airwaves.
    • 21 · Showing You the Bullet-Holes in His Jacket [Stephen Gallagher] · Andrew Lane · iv; Interviewing a novelist and scriptwriter of menace.
    • 25 · Classic Books About Popular Fiction, 7: Tellers of Tales by Roger Lancelyn Green · Brian Stableford · ar [Roger Lancelyn Green]; Describing a classic book about popular fiction.
    • 26 · The Poetry of Pulp [John Harvey] · Jessica Bond · iv; A talk with poet, playwright and creator of policeman Charlie Resnick.
    • 29 · Magnolia Blossom and Whiplash · Andy Sawyer · ar; Investigating the steamy “slaver” novels of Kyle Onstott and Lance Horner.
    • 35 · Wild Scenery and Romance [Elizabeth Buchan] · Stan Nicholls · iv; She bears a famous surname, this writer of “new wave” romances.
    • 38 · A Very English Writer [Robert Barnard] · Martin Edwards · iv; An interview with one of the best and most humorous detective novelists in Britain today.
    • 41 · Hall Caine: Prince of Romantic Novelists · Vivien Allen · ar [Hall Caine]; Recalling the Manx bestseller, an exceedingly famous name at the turn of the century.
    • 46 · Yesterday’s Bestsellers, 8: Raymond Chandler’s Mean Streets · Brian Stableford · ar [Raymond Chandler]; Prohibition, H.L. Mencken and the rise of the private eye - all are linked together.
    • 51 · Novels Reviewed · [Misc.] · br; Romances, fairy stories, crime, thrillers and horror reviewed.
    • 62 · Comicbook Verité · Pete Crowther · br; Celebrating the achievements of Stan Lee, master of comic books.
    • 65 · Books About Popular Fiction: December 1991-January 1992 · [Misc.] · bi


    Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction [#9, May-June 1992] ed. David Pringle (Popular Fictions, £2.25, 68pp, A4)
    • 4 · Readers’ Letters · [The Readers] · lt
    • 6 · “Everybody’s Different, Nobody’s Perfect, and We All Die” [Rosamunde Pilcher] · Jay Dixon · iv; An interview with the bestselling author of The Shell Seekers.
    • 10 · Profit from Experience [Ted Allbeury] · Katy Fletcher · iv; Britain’s veteran spy novelist, in conversation.
    • 14 · Slightly Foxed: The Rest of Chesterton · David Langford · cl; Compiling the ideal anthology of G.K. Chesterton’s stories.
    • 15 · Murder by Gaslight · Peter Lovesey & Alanna Knight · ar; Two of the leading writers in the intriguing sub-genre of “Historical Mysteries”, compare notes.
    • 19 · Jeffrey Archer · Gordon Wells · iv; The first of our new mini-interviews features Britain’s most famous bestseller.
    • 20 · Doc Biggles Drummond Templar—When He Was a Boy · Graham Andrews · ar [Philip José Farmer]; The Man of Bronze is back, and the first of his new adventures has been written by none other than Philip Jose Farmer.
    • 24 · Of Sequels and Prequels—and Sequels by Other Hands · David Pringle · ar; Attempting to get to grips with an ever-growing phenomenon.
    • 27 · This Side of the Rainbow [Geoff Ryman] · Kim Newman · iv; An interview with Geoff Ryman, author of a moving new novel about Dorothy and Toto (and Judy).
    • 29 · The Lumber Room of Memory [Catherine Aird] · B. J. Rahn · iv; A leading detective novelist tells about her lumber-room of memory.
    • 36 · Iris Gower · Gordon Wells · iv; The popular Welsh saga-writer is the subject of our second mini-interview.
    • 37 · The Pat Hobby Stories, or “Boil Some Water—Lots of It” · James Miller · ar [F. Scott Fitzgerald]; Taking a nostalgic look at some of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s most entertaining stories.
    • 38 · 70 Hollywood Fictions · James Miller & David Pringle · bi; The movies, movie-makers and movie myths have inspired many tales.
    • 41 · Classic Books About Popular Fiction, 8: Fiction and the Reading Public by Q.D. Leavis · Andy Sawyer · ar [Q. D. Leavis]; Re-assessing one of the earliest books about popular fiction: Q.D. Leavis’s famous tirade against bestsellers.
    • 43 · Mistress of Jalna · June Barraclough · ar [Mazo de la Roche]; Recalling one of the most popular of all multi-generation sagas.
    • 50 · Yesterday’s Bestsellers, 9: Robert Hichens and The Garden of Allah · Brian Stableford · ar; On yesterday’s bestseller Robert Hichens.
    • 54 · Novels Reviewed · [Misc.] · br; Romances, crime, thrillers and horror reviewed.
    • 62 · Gang Warfare (or Come the Resolution, Brothers...) · Pete Crowther · br; On the Justice League of America and other costumed teams from the great days of comic books.
    • 65 · Books About Popular Fiction: February-March 1992 · [Misc.] · bi


    Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction [#10, July-August 1992] ed. David Pringle (Popular Fictions, £2.25, 68pp, A4)
    • 4 · Readers’ Letters · [The Readers] · lt
    • 6 · Daughter of Champions [Juliet Dymoke] · Mike Ashley · iv; A leading English historical novelist is interviewed.
    • 10 · Saints Alive! · Peter Lovesey · ar [Leslie Charteris]; Talking about the creator of the Saint.
    • 13 · The Saint on Film and TV · Guy Clapperton · ar [Leslie Charteris]; Tracing that debonair hero’s career in film and television.
    • 17 · Living in the Belly of the Beast [Andrew Vachss] · Pete Crowther · iv; Meeting one of the oddest and most controversial of current American crime novelists.
    • 21 · Jessica Stirling · Gordon Wells · iv; In the third of our mini-interviews, we question a leading romantic saga-writer - who turns out to be a man.
    • 22 · Ice the Deli Man [Jonathan Kellerman] · Peter Garratt · iv; The American psychologist and crime writer is interviewed by a fellow psychologist.
    • 25 · Fictional Elvis [Greil Marcus] · Julian Stringer · iv; Talking to Julian Stringer about the “fictional” career of Elvis Presley.
    • 30 · A Stout Fellow · David Langford · ar [Rex Stout]; The orchid-loving, gourmet detective is making a comeback; looking at some reissued novels by Rex Stout.
    • 33 · The Case Against Disney World [Carl Hiaasen] · Ruth Eglesfield · iv; Talking to Carl Hiaasen, an interesting new American crime novelist.
    • 37 · East Lynne at the Movies · Guy Barefoot · ar [Mrs. Henry Wood]; Mrs Henry Wood’s tear-jerker has had a long afterlife on the screen.
    • 41 · Tessa Barclay · Gordon Wells · iv; Another popular author is the subject of our fourth mini-interview.
    • 42 · Fit to Be Tied: The Couch · Graham Andrews · cl [Robert Bloch]; About a little-known movie novelization by Robert Bloch.
    • 44 · Far Seeing? · Andy Sawyer · ar [Joan Grant]; Joan Grant claimed that her historical novels were written by past selves.
    • 47 · The Lost Biography of Henry Rider Haggard · Peter Berresford Ellis · ar [Roger Lancelyn Green]; Paying tribute to Rider Haggard’s biographer Roger Lancelyn Green.
    • 49 · Yesterday’s Bestsellers, 10: Bulwer-Lytton and The Last Days of Pompeii · Brian Stableford · ar; On yesterday’s bestseller Edward Bulwer, Lord Lytton.
    • 54 · Novels Reviewed · [Misc.] · br
    • 62 · The Purity of Pap · Pete Crowther · br; Finding true illustrated entertainment surprisingly close to home.
    • 64 · Books About Popular Fiction: April-May 1992 · [Misc.] · bi


    Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction [#11, September-October 1992] ed. David Pringle (Popular Fictions, £2.25, 68pp, A4)
    • 4 · Readers’ Letters · [The Readers] · lt
    • 6 · Reading on the Loo [Keith Waterhouse] · Wendy Bradley · iv; Talking to one of the best humorous novelists—not to mention playwright, scriptwriter and journalist extraordinary.
    • 11 · On Animal Fantasy · Garry Kilworth · ar; In the tradition of Watership Down... they have been referred to as “talking vermin” books.
    • 12 · Some Animal Fantasies · David Pringle · bi
    • 16 · Slightly Foxed: Notes & Queries · Dave Langford · cl; Indulging in some fine textual nitpicks...
    • 17 · A Very Good Plotter [Reginald Hill] · Martin Edwards · iv; Talking to the author of the Dalziel & Pascoe books, now regarded as one of Britain’s finest crime novelists.
    • 20 · Life—But Not As We Know It · Susan Aldridge · ar [Michael Crichton]; The work of the popular American scientific thriller-writer is assessed.
    • 23 · James Herbert · Gordon Wells · iv; Bestselling horror novelist Herbert is the subject of our fifth mini-interview.
    • 24 · The Child of Ocean · Brian Stableford · ar [Ronald Ross]; A little-known desert-island romance is examined.
    • 26 · Three Is No Crowd · Peter Berresford Ellis · ar; Peter Berresford Ellis has enjoyed a tripartite career as a writer; now he reveals all (well, almost).
    • 31 · Another 50 Hollywood Fictions · David Pringle · bi; Continuing the list - another 50-odd novels about the movies and Tinseltown.
    • 34 · The Smouldering Screen · James Miller · br; Reviewing two of the more recent Hollywood novels listed above.
    • 35 · Movie Books Galore · Kim Newman · ar; Casting an expert eye over some recent non-fiction about films and film-makers.
    • 38 · Sarah Harrison · Gordon Wells · iv; The popular author of sagas and comedies answers questions in our sixth mini-interview.
    • 39 · The Shambling Shamus · Graham Andrews · ar [Richard S. Prather]; Assessing the work of Richard S. Prather, Gold Medal man, one of the legends of American crime fiction.
    • 47 · Technothrillers! · David Pringle · bi; A spectacular new genre of war fiction has emerged: some examples of the form.
    • 49 · Yesterday’s Bestsellers, 11: Eugène Sue and The Mysteries of Paris · Brian Stableford · ar [Eugène Sue]; Eugène Sue was one of the most influential popular writers of the 19th century.
    • 53 · Novels Reviewed · [Misc.] · br; Romance, crime, thrillers, Americana, biography, etc, reviewed.
    • 60 · Unpleasant Dreams · Pete Crowther · br; Considering “The British Effect” on the American horror comicbook.
    • 64 · Books About Popular Fiction: June-August 1992 · [Misc.] · bi


    Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction [#12, November-December 1992] ed. David Pringle (Popular Fictions, £2.50, 60pp, A4)
    • 4 · Readers’ Letters · [The Readers] · lt
    • 6 · A Decent Human Being in the Modern World [David Nobbs] · Brendan Wignall · iv; Talking to the well-known humorous novelist, creator of the recently televised “Henry Pratt” series.
    • 11 · Slightly Foxed: The Missing Bits · Dave Langford · cl; Revealing the censorship which can afflict even the funniest prose.
    • 12 · History in School Was Never Like This · Lindsey Russell · ar [Dinah Lampitt]; Meeting a popular historical novelist whose work verges on the fantastic.
    • 15 · “So Little Is Definite” · S. T. Joshi · ar [Robert Aickman]; A major analysis of the edgy macabre stories written by one of Britain’s greatest exponents of the weird tale.
    • 23 · Susan Moody · Gordon Wells · iv; This talented crime novelist is the subject of our seventh mini-interview.
    • 25 · Fit to Be Tied: Men into Space · Graham Andrews · cl [Murray Leinster]; About a television spin-off novel by the late Murray Leinster.
    • 28 · Hunting the Death Guard · Nick Austin · ar [Philip George Chadwick]; An account of the tracking down of The Death Guard, Philip George Chadwick’s fabled scientific romance.
    • 30 · Scattergood Baines, Tugboat Annie and Friends · Bernard A. Drew · ar; Heard of Mr. Ephraim Tutt, Scattergood Baines or Tugboat Annie? Their adventures filled the Saturday Evening Post.
    • 35 · Frederick E. Smith · Gordon Wells · iv; The popular author of war and adventure stories answers questions in our eighth mini-interview.
    • 37 · Feminism and a Fenland Faustus · Gina Wisker · ar [Fay Weldon]; Fay Weldon’s last TV series, Growing Rich, appeared simultaneously in novel form; absorbing it both on screen and in print.
    • 40 · Yesterday’s Bestsellers, 12: Robert Graves’s I, Claudius · Brian Stableford · ar [Robert Graves]; Robert Graves wrote what was possibly the greatest historical novel of the century.
    • 45 · Bear Essentials · Pete Crowther · ar; Looking nostalgically at those magical Rupert Bear annuals (by Alfred Bestall and others) which have been appearing since 1936.
    • 49 · Novels Reviewed · [Misc.] · br; Romance, crime, thrillers, horror, etc, reviewed.
    • 56 · Books About Popular Fiction: August-October 1992 · [Misc.] · bi


    Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction [#13, January-February 1993] ed. David Pringle (Popular Fictions, £2.50, 60pp, A4)
    • 4 · Readers’ Letters · [The Readers] · lt
    • 6 · A Strange Kind of Believer [Clive Barker] · Stan Nicholls · iv; Best-known for his horror tales, popular novelist and film director Clive Barker is moving towards fantasy.
    • 10 · The Many Faces of Dracula · Kim Newman · ar; Dracula Returns...and returns, and returns: looking at the many faces of the fiend in fiction and film.
    • 14 · Queen of Espionage Fiction [Evelyn Anthony] · Mary Cadogan · iv; One of our leading romantic thriller writers, author of The Tamarind Seed, is interviewed.
    • 17 · The Nobility of Suffering [Ed Gorman] · Pete Crowther · iv; Talking to a distinguished American short-story writer who is master of many genres.
    • 21 · Soft Landings! · Jennifer Schofield · ar [Captain W. E. Johns]; It’s Captain W.E. Johns’s centenary: writing a nostalgic tribute to one of the century’s bestselling adventure-story writers.
    • 25 · Jean Saunders · Gordon Wells · iv; This popular novelist is the subject of our ninth mini-interview.
    • 27 · The King’s New Clothes · S. T. Joshi · ar [Stephen King]; Providing a controversial analysis of the colossal outpourings of fiction by today’s world-bestselling author.
    • 38 · Classic Books About Popular Fiction, 9: Cheap Thrills: An Informal History of the Pulp Magazine by Ron Goulart · Graham Andrews · ar [Ron Goulart]; An enjoyable book about popular fiction in the pulp magazines is recalled.
    • 41 · Peter O’Donnell · Gordon Wells · iv; The creator of Modesty Blaise answers questions in our tenth mini-interview.
    • 43 · Yesterday’s Bestsellers, 13: James Hilton’s Lost Horizon · Brian Stableford · ar [James Hilton]; James Hilton, author of Lost Horizon, was much admired in the 1930s.
    • 47 · The Sincerest Form of Flattery · Pete Crowther · ar [Ray Bradbury]; About the adaptations of Ray Bradbury’s most memorable stories to comic-book form.
    • 50 · Novels Reviewed · [Misc.] · br; Romance, crime, thrillers, Hollywood novels, etc, reviewed.
    • 57 · Books About Popular Fiction: November-December 1992 · [Misc.] · bi


    Million: The Magazine about Popular Fiction [#14, March-June 1993] ed. David Pringle (Popular Fictions, £2.50, 56pp, A4)
    • 4 · Pigments of the Imagination · John Feetenby · ar [John D. MacDonald]; Looking at the colourful character of ’salvage expert’ Travis McGee.
    • 9 · Druids and Starships [Patricia Kennealy] · Stan Nicholls · iv; Talking to fantasy novelist Patricia Kennealy about the late Jim Morrison.
    • 13 · Dorothy L. Sayers: The Highbrow Detective Story · S. T. Joshi · ar [Dorothy L. Sayers]; On the appeal of a celebrated detective novelist.
    • 18 · Slightly Foxed: Owl Stuffing Time · Dave Langford · cl; Sampling a Stuffed Owl.
    • 19 · Forever on the Prowl · Kim Newman · ar; Cataloguing the many appearances of Jack the Ripper in fiction and film.
    • 22 · Charlotte Lamb · Gordon Wells · iv; Interrogating a Mills & Boon novelist.
    • 24 · Mystery of the Amateur Detectives · Gary Westfahl · ar; Writing about the early days of the Hardy Boys, American boy detectives.
    • 33 · Gerald Seymour: A Real Writer · Ian R. MacLeod · ar [Gerald Seymour]; On the virtues of this British thriller writer.
    • 35 · Jo, Katy, Rebecca, Anne, Judy and Pollyanna · June Barraclough · ar; Recalling some North American childhood heroines and their creators.
    • 40 · Back with Bunter · Andy Sawyer · ar [Frank Richards]; The Fat Owl flies again.
    • 43 · Lynda La Plante · Gordon Wells · iv; Questioning the author of Prime Suspect in our 12th mini-interview.
    • 45 · Yesterday’s Bestsellers, 14: W.H. Hudson’s Green Mansions · Brian Stableford · ar [W. H. Hudson]; Reappraising an early example of the ecological romance by W. H. Hudson.
    • 49 · Flickering Pictures · Pete Crowther · ar; Checking out the latest graphic novels and other illustrated delights.
    • 51 · Reader’s Letter · Stephen Gallagher · lt
    • 52 · Novels Reviewed · [Misc.] · br; Crime and humorous fiction reviewed.
    • 54 · Books About Popular Fiction: December 1992 - February 1993 · [Misc.] · bi


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